Meet the E-Board!

Mary Stewart (she/her)


“I hope to work in small animal general practice and hopefully own a practice someday!”

  • Pets
    • Marie (kitten)
    • Toulouse (kitten)

Colleen Gallagher (she/her)


“My primary interest is in lab animal medicine. I’m also interested in anesthesia/analgesia and dentistry. Before vet school, I was originally a chemist, but I changed careers in 2020 and got certified as a vet tech last year.”

  • Pets:
    • Lulu (cat, flawless angel)
    • Seamus (cat, monstrosity)

Kirsten Krause (she/her)

Vice President

“Hi all! I’m Kirsten and I’m your SAVMA Chapter Vice President! I’m a V26 originally from Coventry, CT and I did both a Bachelors and Masters in Animal Science at the University of Connecticut before coming to Tufts. I grew up on a small hobby farm and showing livestock in 4-H, so I’ve always had a love for large animals and that love has carried over into my veterinary interests as well! My future goal is to work at a large animal ambulatory practice – small ruminants are my favorite, but I also love dairy herd health and calf management, as well as equine preventative medicine, and hope to see a combination of these things in practice!”

  • Pets
    • Lionel (cat)
    • Noodle, Tomato, Alfredo (betta fish and two snails)

Soobin Kim (she/her)

Senior Delegate

“As a non-traditional student with a professional background in marketing, I hope to help motivate my colleagues to not only pursue top notch medicine but also extend their potential to incorporate other passions and innovation into their careers. I also aim to advocate for diversity and inclusion in our field by welcoming conversations and seeking out scholarships and grants to bring to our campus.”

  • Pets
    • Mila, 1 y/o Jindo mix

Yiru Ma (she/her)

Junior Delegate

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  • Pets:
    • Charlie (dog)
    • Kitten (cat)

Emily Hagen (pronouns)

Senior Treasurer

Information coming soon!

Julie Jesurum (she/her)

Junior Treasurer

“Hi! I’m Julie and I’m a first year at Tufts. I have previous experience as a veterinary assistant in small animal general practice, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, and emergency practices. I also have previous research experience in biochemistry, and am interested in pursing research and laboratory animal work in the veterinary field. I hope to help maintain and continue supporting the financials of SAVMA at Cummings and to be a voice for students on campus.”

  • Pets
    • Tuxedo DSH kitten, Archibald (Archie)
    • F ball python, Bartholomew (Barth)

Sonia Shah (she/her)


“I would love to specialize in hospice/palliative care. My passion involves helping families navigate the complicated landscape of compassionate end of life care.”

  • Pets
    • Nemo (black yorkie)